This August, Re-TROS (short for Rebuilding the Right of Statues), the most iconic post-punk band in China, hosted their “After The Applause” concert in Nanjing, complete with immersive light, sound, and visuals provided by Shanghai-based Unreal Production. L-Acoutics supported the show with their exclusive L-ISA surround sound system to create Asia’s first-ever 360-degree arena show.
Unreal Production wanted to create the most distinctive designs for this groundbreaking event, prioritising sophisticated audiovisual synchronisation before anything else. The creative team used Notch for time-coded tracks and real-time video effects. They also used Notch’s Virtual Background feature for black cutouts that featured prominently throughout the night.
The team combined light, smoke, particles, and collaged still and moving imagery to create a maximalist show. Nevertheless, in the production’s 360 degrees of coverage, the Unreal crew left plenty of space for the music. They used the disguise gx 2 as their media server and Resolume Arena to play Notch files in real time and ensure smooth playback. Their work culminated in a groundbreaking performance and a milestone experience for China’s live events industry.